In GMIT Castlebar today, in front of a huge crowd, four of our female students had the privilege of sharing the stage with Ireland’s top National and International Athletes at the prestigious ‘Woman in Sport’ conference hosted by the Mayo Sports Partnership. Cassie Niland, Aoife Conway, Michelle Grogan and Rebecca Vahey-Brennan presented their findings from their recent survey on Women in Sport. Other presenters included Olympians Jessica Barr and Ellen Keane also well known athletes Cora Staunton and Ellen Keane. The event was hosted by RTE presenter Jacqueline Hurley and Mid-West’s Angelina Nugent. The girls did an excellent job and represented Ballyhaunis Community School with distinction. Well done to all concerned.
Congratulations to the 1st year Girls Basketball team who travelled to Ballinrobe today and defeated Ballinrobe with a final score of 23-12. Well done to the coach Ms Caulfield and the team which consisted of Arooj Azhal, Maeve Donnellan, Annie Naveed, Niamh Mannion, Erin Murray, Hannah Clarke, Lana Biesty, Rachel Cleary, Orlaith Coffey, Megan Ronane, Lorna Davis and Louise Cox.
Pictured below are our Transition year student during their youth leadership programme delivered by Mayo sports partnership. Also the 4th class students from scoil Iosa who joined them for some fun activities. A big thank you to all the students who took part and to their teacher (Mrs Fahy). Also thanks to Mayo sports partnership and their leaders Deirdre Donnelly and Anne Ronane. A fun successful day was had by all.
Pictured attached are the 1D class proudly displaying their final projects completed in the Materials Technology (Wood) Taster Class. The Group now move on to Materials Technology (Metal) for the remainder of the year. First Year Students do a taster programme of 6 subjects in first year, and they pick 3 to continue into second year and on to Junior Certificate Level.
After a 16 year wait Ballyhaunis Community School having finally won a competitive Senior Schools Final. A game which could be best described as a game of 2 halves saw Ballyhaunis lead by 14 points at half time but Glenamaddy proved why they were in the final with a very spirited second half. In perfect condition in Bekan the last 10 minutes proved crucial. With a 1 point lead Ballyhaunis CS had to call on all reserves to close out a game which they dominated. Final score 2:14 to 3:7. Huge congratulations must go to the players and manager Mr Woolley for their huge commitment throughout the season.
Congratulations to our Senior Boys Hurling team on winning the Mayo Hurling Final today. The match was played in St Colmans home pitch in excellent conditions. Colmans proved a very resilient team with the half time score of 1:03 to 1:02. The second half saw Ballyhaunis settle, and finished comfortable winners. Our next hurling game is against Ballygar in the Connaught Quarter Final on Monday the 23rd of January in the COE. Today’s match was good preparation so well done to all. A special thanks to coach Nicholas Freyne.
Ballyhaunis Community School is holding a major fundraiser on Friday 3rd March in the McWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris. All funds raised will go towards the refurbishment of the school that is currently underway.
Based on the popular TV show “Who wants to be a Millionaire” the “Thousandaire” show is a fun filled event where 8 lucky contestants get the opportunity to win a thousand euro.
Tickets are €20 each or 4 for €60.
Please come along and support for what promises to be a great occasion.
During the past few weeks our amazing students have raised an incredible €1,295 for the local St. Vincent de Paul and MSPCA charities, two very worthwhile causes. The monies were raised by the BCS Folk Choir, led by Ms Glavey, whose Carol Singing performances delighted the crowds around Ballyhaunis in recent weeks. Mrs Macken & Mrs Murphy’s TY students Candy Cane sales and Mrs O’Reilly and her 5B LCVP class, through their Jumper Day initiative, combined to give a total donation of €1,295.